Based on extensive reading and research of various sources and spiritual discourses of learned teachers, this book dwells into the Hindu philosophy, Vedanta, Ashtanga Yoga and holistic therapies. It briefly deals with the Eastern and Western philosophies from ancient/prehistoric times, explaining the commonalities/ congruence of their basic principles and essence. The core teachings of all the major religions of the world and their commonalities are also succinctly dealt with. Self realization, God realization and spiritualism have been covered in good measure. The theoretical and practical aspects of Yogasanas, Kriyas, Mudras, Bandhas, Pranayama, meditation and relaxation are dealt with in fair detail. These along with the capsule of daily regimen to be followed, will greatly appeal to aspirants/seekers, benefitting them to "Live Happy, Relaxed and Stress-Free Life... the Yoga Way". Exhaustive glossary and bibliography given in the book would help those who would like to go deeper into the topics covered.
K. Ravindran did his schooling in Kerala and his Electrical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He joined the Indian Air Force after his graduation. After working for over two decades in the field of signals, missiles, radar and communications, he took voluntary retirement in the rank of Wing Commander and settled down in Baroda (Vadodara), Gujarat. He then pursued his interest in literary and spiritual activities. In 2006 he has authored a book titled “Happy Living : A holistic and practical guide to optimize mind and body” which has been well-received. The present book is his second publishing venture. He is widely read on many subjects and has extensively travelled all over the world. He is a member of Retired Officers' Forum, Baroda – a senior citizens' fraternity that promotes social causes and organizes seminars on holistic and healthy living. He takes interest in social and philanthropic activities. He is a devotee of Ramakrishna Mission and is a practitioner of Yogasanas and Pranayama for the past two decades.